Cranston is our Licensee-in-charge, Director and fearless leader of Team Schwarz. Not only does he devote a huge amount of time and energy to our clients, he also invests a lot of heart and soul into our team – supporting each individual so they can achieve their potential.
With over 28 years’ experience in real estate, Cranston spent 20 years as the Licensee and Director of LJ Hooker Freshwater – nurturing the business from day one and growing it to become one of the leading franchises in the area. In 2019, Cranston established Schwarz as the next chapter in his team’s evolution: an independent business driven by his desire to do things as well as possible.
Not only does Cranston have a formidable network, he has an innate ability to connect with people and tune into what they really want. From there, he’s also uniquely positioned to help realise those aspirations – whether it’s by making connections, uncovering opportunities, nailing negotiations, or a combination of all three. Simply put, Cranston is someone who makes things happen!
Why he loves his job:
“Nothing beats helping people find their dream home. Having lived on the Northern Beaches my whole life and worked here for 20+ years, I like to think I know a thing or two about what makes a house a dream home.”
When he’s off duty:
Cranston enjoys keeping active, whether at the gym or walking with the kids around Narrabeen Lake – he loves being outdoors. And in the winter, you will find him on the ski slopes!
Favourite spot on the beaches:
Anywhere along the beaches. We are very lucky to live in such an amazing place – it’s no wonder it’s called ‘God’s country’.
6-8 Lawrence Street,
Freshwater NSW 2096
James is not your ordinary real estate agent; he has mastered the art of property psychology and has a natural ability to ensure the best possible outcome for every individual.
His unique approach to selling, leasing and matching the right property to the right vendor is second to none. Stemming from a background in psychology, marketing and finance, James has an unbeatable skillset that is invaluable to the sale of your property.
As a long-time resident of Freshwater who lives with his wife and two daughters, he is a family man at heart who treats all of his team and clients as part of his extended family. If you’re looking for an agent with a difference that delivers time and time again then James is your man.
James has sold over 1,000 properties, on average achieves 8% over and above every single sale reserve in entire tenure, maintains average days on market at 16.6 days and prides himself on a clearance rate above 96%.
With over 21 years of experience in real estate and in this time, James has the highest average sale price and highest total volume of sales in Freshwater and has won many prestigious awards.
A memory and recall ability like no other; James has pure experience that no seller nor landlord could afford to not have on their side. James is your perfect match if you want the best results.
Shop 12A, 1-3 Moore Road,
Freshwater NSW 2096
Mike loves the Northern Beaches – its lifestyle, its people and the community. He’s lived in the area his whole life and has deep local knowledge that underpins every sale he makes in his specialised suburbs of Freshwater and Curl Curl.
Mike is one of those naturals when it comes to real estate. He’s an expert communicator, honest and approachable, with a serious talent for negotiation. With close to a billion dollars’ worth of real estate sales and multiple street records accumulated over a decade of outstanding service, Mike’s developed a reputation for delivering outstanding results.
If you’re looking for an agent with an unrivalled track record and commitment to achieving the best outcome for his clients Mike Dunn is the natural choice.
17 Sydney Road,
Manly NSW 2095
Awarded The Most Innovative Woman in Real Estate 2019 by REB & the Top 50 Most influential people in Real Estate by Elite Agent Magazine, Lisa is well known & awarded as one of the top agents in the country for selling property for record prices & record time frames directly off her social media, amidst many other platforms, including the generic property platforms, often for $0 marketing spend to vendors.
Quoted by John McGrath as ‘one of the best examples of selling properties in this environment he has ever seen’, Lisa brings to the table endless years of experience in the real estate sector with both marketing & managerial skills under her belt as well.
Lisa’s vision for the future is to continue to change the face of real estate & expand on the company’s accomplished team of the finest men & women in the industry in order to fulfill people’s dreams & expectations of all aspects of the property sphere right across residential, commercial & off the plan real estate.
822 Pittwater Road,
Dee Why NSW 2099
People who are serious about getting a premium result for their sale choose Tim Cullen. Tim is a top performer in McGrath’s 680+ network of agents and consistently ranks in Australia’s top 50 agents in the Real Estate Business’ Top Agents List (ranking as high as 21st nationwide). Last financial year alone, Tim sold 85 homes. He holds a significant portion of the records on the Northern Beaches including block, street and suburb records.
From a young age it was clear Tim had a natural ability with people, the art of negotiating and business. He studied Communications at Charles Sturt University, after which he applied his tertiary studies and natural ability to the real estate industry. Tim joined McGrath Estate Agents 18 years ago. Tim is a devoted family man and father of four. He is heavily involved in supporting the community and contributes financially to various schools, sporting clubs and fundraisers.
54 West Esplanade
Manly NSW 2095
If you live on the Northern Beaches, it would reassure you to know that one of the state’s best performing agents specialises in your area.
Graham Bennett is one of the proud owners and Sales Director of Ray White Freshwater. He is one of the most successful and experienced local agents and is one of the top performers within the Ray White Group. He specialises in beachside suburbs selling anything from studio apartments to beachfront estates.
His results can be directly attributed to his tenacious negotiating style, local real estate knowledge and enthusiasm which consistently ensure he sells properties above and beyond the owner’s expectations.
Graham was born in Manly and has lived locally most of his life. He is married with 2 children who attend Mackellar Girls Campus and Freshwater Senior Campus. Living in the area has not only given Graham a strong sense of community spirit but has also given a unique insight into the local property market.
Graham is focused on delivering up to the minute information and assures you receive service second to none
2016 – Premier Member (AUS)
2015 – Premier Member
2013 – Premier Member
102 Oliver Street,
Freshwater NSW 2096
As Co-principal of Belle Property Seaforth and Belle Property Frenchs Forest, Matt Brady is renowned for being a tenacious and highly effective negotiator. Matt brings over 20 years of local sales experience to his role and is consistently ranked among the Top 10 Agents within Belle Property Australasia.
Shaping his career from an early age, Matt decided at the young age of 23 to franchise his own real estate office under the PRDnationwide licence, which later became Belle Property Seaforth. Matt has been the recipient of the NSW Real Estate Institute’s prestigious Novice Auctioneers Competition and has ranked Top 1% nationally for Sale with PRDnationwide.
In 2005, Matt collaborated with long-time friend and highly experienced Northern Beaches real estate specialist, Tania Paris. Tania and Matt’s shared passion for real estate sales and dedication to expert customer service have made them one of the most successful agencies along Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
A longstanding resident and active member of the Lower Northern Beaches community, Matt is a firm advocate of the desirable lifestyle. Along with his commitment to real estate, Matt has contributed to the community as a certified lecturer in real estate licensing at Brookvale TAFE as well as serving on the committee of the REINSW Sales Chapter.
Insightful, professional and always willing to go the extra mile, Matt approaches his work with great integrity and enthusiasm. Always proactive, Matt is an integral member of the Belle Property brand and an asset to his teams at Belle Property Frenchs Forest and Belle Property Seaforth.
544 – 546 Sydney Road,
Seaforth NSW 2092
Michelle is an experienced licensed real estate agent bringing a wealth of industry knowledge and fifteen years of expertise to the table.
Michelle has experience in both property management and sales. She has a reputation for being straight-forward and highly motivated, however, it is Michelle’s warm nature and her natural ability to connect and pro-actively communicate with people that keeps her clients so satisfied. No matter what challenges the future may bring, you can be assured that Michelle’s forward thinking and conscientious approach will bring great results.
A highly skilled negotiator and enthusiastic property investor with firsthand experience in designing and building her family home in Freshwater, enables Michelle to share the best possible advice.
She has won several industry awards for excellence, highlighting her strong work ethic, excellent people skills and her passion for treating all clients in an outstanding manner.
Michelle takes the utmost care in evaluating her client’s needs on both sides of a deal, therefore achieving the very best outcome and a great experience for all parties invloved. Having established and sold a successful real estate business in Sydney, Michelle understands hard work and what it takes to be successful in a highly competitive market.
470 Sydney Road,
Balgowlah NSW 2093
An entrepreneur at heart, Northern Beaches local Jeff Johnson offers a unique combination of selling skills, having been the proprietor of a surf shop business with over 15 employees; an ideal training ground for the world of real estate. Jeff possesses a deep understanding of the sales relationship philosophy and the importance of continually building upon connections with clients. With Jeff in your corner, the communication will be daily and concise, the way you’re treated will be outstanding, the expertise will be solid, and the marketing plan he implements will yield brilliant results.
Suite 15, Level 1, 888 Pittwater Road,
Dee Why NSW 2099
With Darren’s family initials on the door it is no wonder that Darren takes delivering outstanding results and exceptional service personally. Darren has a refreshing approach to real estate and his clients love his warm, genuine nature, combined with strong negotiation techniques and innovative marketing strategies. As Rate My Agent 2018 winner for both Belrose and Davidson and a lifetime of living in the Forest area, Darren is incredibly passionate about the Northern Beaches and enjoys being a devoted family man and playing an integral part in the community.
Shop 11/141 Allambie Road
Allambie Heights NSW 2100
Contact – Darren Leach